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  title of the orange torte recipe  
         
 

This is the favourite cake of my « boss » ; she says that Portuguese desserts are the best in the world. And she must know that, because she is a real globetrotter in skirts.

To make your life easier when baking the cake, ask your mother’s or other adult’s help. You’ll need the following:

Kitchen utensils you’ll need: Mixing bowl, wooden spoon, baking tray, baking paper.

Ingredients: 1 lb (500 g) sugar, 8 eggs, 1-2 tablespoons of baking flour, 3-4 oranges (juice of 4 and grated peel of 2), margarine and flour (for the baking tray), caster sugar for sprinkling; sugar flowers and crystallized orange for the decoration

Preparation:
1 - Break the eggs (whites and yolks) into a bowl; add the grated peel of 2 oranges and the juice of 4.
2 - Mix the sugar with the flour and add carefully to the egg and orange preparation, without beating too much, just enough for mixing up all the ingredients.
3 - Grease a rectangular baking tray (about 30 x 50 cm) and line it with baking (parchment) paper.
4 - Pour in the cake mixture and bake for about half an hour in a 325° F (180° C) oven.

Advice: ask for an adult’s help when using the oven.

5 - When ready and still warm, put the cake on a clean cloth and roll it (like a jelly roll).
6 - Once the rolled cake is cold, remove the cloth, sprinkle with caster sugar and decorate with thin slices of orange, or any other decoration according to your fantasy.
7 - Keep in the refrigerator or in the freezer. In the latter case, cut out the slices as you need them and let them stand for 15-20 minutes before eating.

Barry’s tip: serve with a ball of vanilla ice cream and some Chantilly. Tastes delicious!

Handy Hint: if you have at home a microwave oven with "crisp" function, then use the crisp plate instead of a regular baking tray and cook with the crisp function for about 10-12 minutes. You will get a round-shaped cake: present it like a tart, or roll it as explained above and have both edges cut for a better presentation.

Don't forget to wash your hands carefully before starting cooking, and leave the kitchen in the same condition as you found it.

Enjoy your cake!

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